Khoran Readus Springfield Dreams: Visions Of 2021 And Beyond By Mary Hansen & Rachel Otwell • Dec 17, 2020 A pandemic, a civil rights uprising, economic turmoil, an historic election – this year has brought many hardships. It has made the inequalities and divisions in our society clearer. It’s also been a time for reflection and change. BLM Springfield Responds To Police Beating By Rachel Otwell • Mar 29, 2017 Rachel Otwell / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS Last month, a Springfield police officer named Samuel Rosario beat a resident of east Springfield. It was captured by a body camera. Rosario is facing charges and is on unpaid leave.